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The Atlantic Wall & V1 & V2 Rocket Launching Sites Private Tour

by Ploegsteert Battlefield Experience
per traveller Price is £106
*Pricing based on group of 6 travellers
Duration: 9h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Chance to see WWII bunkers at the Ambleteuse Museum

  • A drive to Cap Gris Nez & part of the historic Atlantic Wall

  • Sights of the Todt Battery & a series of destroyed bunkers

  • Opportunity to see original V1 & V2 rocket-launching sites

  • Friendly & knowledgeable guide with 20 years of experience

Highlights

  • Chance to see WWII bunkers at the Ambleteuse Museum

  • A drive to Cap Gris Nez & part of the historic Atlantic Wall

  • Sights of the Todt Battery & a series of destroyed bunkers

  • Opportunity to see original V1 & V2 rocket-launching sites

  • Friendly & knowledgeable guide with 20 years of experience

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9:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £453.92, taxes included

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The Atlantic Wall & V1 & V2 Rocket Launching Sites Private Tour

Activity Location

Eperlecques

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Bruges Hotel Pickup

    Bruges

  • Lille Hotel Pickup

    Lille

  • Kortrijk Station

    Kortrijk Station

    Kortrijk 8500


Description

Immerse yourself in the World War II era with a tour of the Atlantic Wall on France's coast, including bunkers that Nazi-occupied Europe used as rocket-launch sites. Visit museums that enlighten you to a wealth of information about this historically rich part of France.

Meet your knowledgeable guide and travel by minibus to France's coast and the Ambleteuse Museum. See part of the Atlantic Wall at Cap Gris Nez, where you may also have views of England in the distance, weather permitting. See the Todt Battery, where coastal artillery was housed by the Germans during World War II, as well as some other destroyed bunkers.

After lunch, enjoy the chance to go inside the Blockhaus d'Éperlecques, which was the largest bunker built by the Germans in northern France. Once destined to be a rocket launching site, the bunker ended up becoming a factory where liquid oxygen was produced. Stand at the location of Operation Dynamo, where Nazis assassinated a hundred British soldiers in 1940.

Your last visit of the day is a well-preserved V1 launching site with ski-shaped buildings. End your experience with a hassle-free ride back to Bruges, Lille, or Brussels, depending on where you're staying.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Atlantic Wall and V1 and V2 rocket launching sites

  • A sandwich, soup, or omelette with a drink

  • Bottled water

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Bruges or Lille hotel

  • Hotel drop-off is available for central Brussels hotels

  • Booklet with detailed explanations of tour stops

  • Admission fees


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 10 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off is available from most centrally located Bruges and Lille hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • If you are staying in Brussels, you will need to make your way to Brussels Zuid or Brussels-Midi train station and take a train to Kortrijk Station for pick up. Trains depart on average every 30 minutes. Hotel drop-off is available for most centrally located Brussels hotels.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.